Friday, January 24, 2014

Texas Jails Need Improvement & Better Training


Recently, a couple of people lost their jobs at the jail in Irving, Texas. Apparently, a few months ago an insulin dependent inmate was housed there and that person died when she went several days without getting insulin. To me, it's just common sense that an insulin dependent inmate would receive medication in order to stay alive. However, at least two people at the Irving jail did not realize how important this was. According to records, the jail did call the inmates mother, who lives in California, to ask her to bring insulin to the jail. However, after the mother told them she could not get to Texas in time – the inmate was allowed to die, instead of provided insulin or taken to a hospital. Texans, we can do better than this.

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